All this talk about the mixed views regarding Agents Of SHIELD had me thinking what could make the show more appealing( At least from my perspective) and here is some pointers on the direction I would take the show:
1. Make the SHIELD characters more like military badasses as opposed to the NCIS/ X-Files lite characters we have. SHIELD is basically Marvel's precursor to GI JOE so why not highlight the characters in a Call Of Duty like manner to show how physically and tactically demanding their job is
2. Have characters from the comics as the main characters such as Dum Dum Dugan( Jr in this case), Victoria Hand( Who would be revealed to be a double agent down the road), Marc Spector( Who would go on to be Moon Knight down the road as well), Jessica Drew, Clay Quatermainn, Marcus Johnson( Without the stupid Nick Fury Jr. crap by the way), Misty Knight, Jimmy Woo, Elektra Natchios( Another double agent who would be working for the Hand), Wyatt Wingfoot, Jack Munroe, Dominic Fortune, Daisy Johnson and so on.
3. Have villains like Scorpio, Max Fury, Taskmaster, Ultimatum, Slaymaster, Zarran, Superia, the Serpent Society, Sin, the Yellow Claw, HAMMER, Ulik the Troll, etc appear to highlight how many great villains Marvel has to offer on the show.
4. Make each season show how vast the SHIELD organization is by showing different units and characters as it shouldn't just focus on just the few ones we've seen so far. The way I see it this could show how much influence and resources SHIELD has in the country and even the world-heck we could even bring in Abigail Brand and SWORD at some point.
5. Have other organizations like Damage Control, Heroes For Hire, MI6, the Hand and even mention characters like Blade, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange and Punisher show up or be mentioned.
These are just some ideas as to how I would make the show more appealing seeing as how some of the reactions have been lukewarm thus far. Will think up more if I get the chance.